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2006-08-26 12:15:03

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA pressed ahead on Saturday with plans for a Sunday launch of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis, despite mounting concerns that stormy weather in Florida could cause delays. The mission, set for liftoff at 4:30 p.m.

2006-07-17 11:37:45

By Deborah Zabarenko and Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - U.S. Space shuttle Discovery landed smoothly in Florida on Monday at the end of a 13-day mission meant to show the fleet is fit to fly safely, three years after the fatal Columbia accident.

2006-07-17 08:43:28

By Deborah Zabarenko and Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - U.S. Space shuttle Discovery landed smoothly in Florida on Monday at the end of a 13-day mission meant to show the fleet is fit to fly safely, three years after the fatal Columbia accident.

2006-07-17 01:34:24

Corrects surname of flight communicator to Swanso

2006-07-17 02:12:50

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts on shuttle Discovery began final preparations to land in Florida on Monday as they neared the end of a mission that NASA hopes has proved it can fly space shuttles safely again.

2006-07-15 05:55:15

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery departed from the International Space Station on Saturday to end a nine-day visit that included three spacewalks and a repair critical to resuming construction of the half-finished space outpost.

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2006-07-14 10:35:00

Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery on Friday prepared to leave the International Space Station, confident they had a safe ship for the return home and that another crew would soon return to resume station assembly.

2006-07-10 08:26:07

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Monday to fix a transport system needed to complete the half-finished $100 billion orbital outpost.

2006-07-09 12:45:00

Astronauts on shuttle Discovery expressed confidence in their spacecraft on Sunday after NASA engineers said problems found since last week's launch appear minor enough to withstand the rigors of landing.

2006-07-09 08:09:39

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - A few nagging safety issues remain, but NASA engineers said on Sunday the problems found on shuttle Discovery since its Tuesday launch appear to be minor enough not to need repair.


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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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